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Timpson the Musical – Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

Book, Lyrics and Directors: Sam Cochrane and Chris Baker Music: Theo Caplan and Tom Slade Reviewer: Tim Harding Are you a Montashoe or a Keypulet? That is the amusing question posed by the portrait of William Timpson, founder of the eponymous High Street retailer, at the start of this 110 minute romp through Victorian London. Imagine Tesco the Panto! written by ...

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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical – Northern Stage, Newcastle

Reviewer: Mark Clegg Even before coming to the attention of the general public in the 1980s with the TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, improvisation has always been a staple in theatre. Showstopper! takes the noble art of making-it-up-as-you-go-along and offers something that would have most performers hiding in their dressing room: a full-length musical based entirely on suggestions from ...

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Improvathon 2016 – The Lost Theatre, London

Improvathon 2016

Director: Adam Meggido Reviewer: Edie Ranvier   Seek to describe Improvathon 2016, and numbers come easier than words. 50 hours’ continuous improvised comedy. 25 two-hour episodes across four “seasons”. Ninth annual event. More than 40 performers. An audience in their seats from 7pm on Friday to 9pm on Sunday. They do let you out if you ask nicely. This year’s ...

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City Shorts – Rosemary Branch Theatre, London

Writers: Judy Upton, Vanessa Wilkins, Susan Harrison, Wendy Thomson Directors: Charlie Ely, Tutku Barbaros, Tessa Shrubsall Reviewer: Jim McGuigan [rating:4] “Sex, men, babies”, a heckling audience member shouts out during, Anna the last piece in this showcase of four pieces of new writing about women’s lives in London today. The ‘heckler’ was a member of the cast, and the point ...

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